Hope You Get Lonely Tonight

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"Hope You Get Lonely Tonight"
Single by Cole Swindell
from the album Cole Swindell
Released March 24, 2014 (2014-03-24)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:48
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Writer(s) Cole Swindell
Brian Kelley
Tyler Hubbard

Michael Carter
Producer(s) Michael Carter
Cole Swindell singles chronology
"Chillin' It"
(2013)
"Hope You Get Lonely Tonight"
(2014)
"Ain't Worth the Whiskey"
(2014)

"Hope You Get Lonely Tonight" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Cole Swindell. It was released on March 24, 2014 as the second single from Swindell's self-titled debut album.[1] Swindell wrote the song with Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line and Michael Carter.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes Taste of Country gave the song a favorable review, praising it for having "sharp lyrics, fine storytelling and an undeniable familiarity." Dukes wrote that Swindell "uses country tropes in unique ways" and added that "the production is thick with guitar and synthesizers, but nothing gets in the way of this fine lyric."[2] Ashley Cooke of Roughstock gave the song four stars out of five, calling it "destined for success" and "a well-written song, which is sure to gain attention in this new 'Pop/Country', 'Bro-Country' world."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Peter Zavadil and premiered in August 2014.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

"Hope You Get Lonely Tonight" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of March 22, 2014.[5] It also debuted at number 27 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of February 1, 2014. For the week of October 11, the song became his first number 1 single on the Country Airplay chart. The song has sold 617,000 copies in the U.S. as of October 2014.[6]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 74
Canada Country (Billboard)[8] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 50
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[10] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[12] 7
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[13] 21
Preceded by
"Where It's At (Yep, Yep)"
by Dustin Lynch
Billboard Country Airplay
number-one single

October 11, 2014
Succeeded by
"Roller Coaster"
by Luke Bryan

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[14] Gold 80,000^
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Conaway, Alanna (March 27, 2014). "Cole Swindell Releases "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight" As Second Single". Roughstock. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Dukes, Billy (March 24, 2014). "Cole Swindell, ‘Hope You Get Lonely Tonight’ -ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]". Taste of Country. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ Cooke, Ashley (January 17, 2014). "Single Review: Cole Swindell - Hope You Get Lonely Tonight". Roughstock. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "CMT: Videos : Cole Swindell : Hope You Get Lonely Tonight". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Morris, Edward (March 15, 2014). "Eli Young Band Seizes No. 1 Album Niche With 10,000 Towns". Country Music Television. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ Matt Bjorke (October 22, 2014). "The Top 30 Digital Singles: October 22, 2014". Roughstock.  Sales figure given here
  7. ^ "Cole Swindell Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Cole Swindell.
  8. ^ "Cole Swindell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Cole Swindell.
  9. ^ "Cole Swindell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Cole Swindell.
  10. ^ "Cole Swindell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Cole Swindell.
  11. ^ "Cole Swindell Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Cole Swindell.
  12. ^ "Best of 2014: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Best of 2014: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Cole Swindell – Hope You Get Lonely Tonight". Music Canada. Retrieved March 21, 2015. 
  15. ^ "American single certifications – Cole Swindell – Hope You Get Lonely Tonight". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 21, 2015.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH